St Joseph’s

Cowdenbeath Road, Burntisland, KY3 0LJ   01592 872207

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Parish Priest:  Fr James G. Tracey


The Solemnity of the Epiphany (Year B)

7th January 2018



Services this week:


Saturday 6 January


5.00pm Vigil Mass


People of the Parish 


Sunday 7 January


10.00am Mass

Anne Louise Hamilton Dalrymple


Monday 8 January

(The Baptism of the Lord)


No Mass/Service



Tuesday 9 January


7.00pm Mass


Manus Forisky


Wednesday 10 January


10.00am Mass


Special Intention


Thursday 11 January



9.30am Adoration

10.00am Mass



Mary Lynagh


Friday 12 January


10.00am Mass


Special Intention


Saturday 13 January

(St Kentigern)


10.00am Mass

5.00pm Vigil Mass


Special Intention

Mary Syme


Sunday 14 January


10.00am Mass


People of the Parish



Thank you for your offerings last week: Offertory £360; Stall £100; Building Fund £145; Teas £50;  Total banked £655   Attendance: 168


Confessions: Tuesday 6.30pm and on request.


Teas/Coffee in the Church Hall after Thursday Mass and Sunday 10.00am Mass. All are welcome.



Today is the Solemnity of the Epiphany, celebrated in Scotland as a day of prayer for Justice and Peace.  The second collection today will be in support of the work of Justice and Peace.


Fr Brian: To mark Father Brian leaving, we would like to present him with a gift from the parish. Envelopes will be handed out after Mass. If you would like to contribute, please leave your envelope in the collection plate. We are hoping to present the gift after Mass on Tuesday 6th February, with refreshments in the Church Hall. Everyone welcome.


St Andrew’s High School Weekly Mass takes place during Term time every Thursday at 1.10pm in the school Oratory.  Pupils are encouraged to attend and participate in the Sacramental life of the school.


Today’s Liturgy:   The celebration of Epiphany reminds us that we are all one family. The magi are not Jews, but they seek the Christ as do the Jewish people. Christ is a light for the whole world.  Christ calls together the whole world and all its peoples.  Christ calls for a healing of divisions and openness to learn from all people.  Christ calls for a just world order – trade policies that respect the economic opportunities of all people especially the poor – environmental policies that respect the world that we all share together – spending policies that respond to human needs – investment in human needs rather than the weapons of war – a world that lives in an environmentally sustainable way -- a greater equality in sharing the fruits of our work and our earth -- a hospitality to refugees and migrants.

The Feast of the Epiphany invites us to celebrate the wonderful reality that Jesus came as a light to all people, not just to some subset of the human race. Thus, the categorical exclusion of anyone contradicts the good news of Jesus Christ.  Racism, stereotyping, discrimination, xenophobia, Islamophobia, ethnic violence, extreme income & asset inequality are all wrong.

Small. yet strong in the love of God, like Saint Francis of Assisi, all of us, as Christians, are called to watch over and protect the fragile world in which we live, and all its peoples.    Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, 216



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